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    Quick question?

    Was the Grand Canyon and Primeval world Diarama originally going to be for the Ford's Magic Skyway attraction?

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    Re: Quick question?

    Yes.







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    Re: Quick question?

    No to the first part re Grand Canyon.

    Kinda yes to the second part. Primeval World was not "going" to be part of Ford's Magic Skyway attraction at the 1964 New York World's Fair...it was part of the fair and designed specifically for Magic Skyway, and then that part alone came to Disneyland after the fair.

    Grand Canyon Diorama existed as part of the Disneyland Railroad long before the World's Fair was even being planned. Primeval World was added to the railroad later, after the fair.

    When Ford declined to sponsor the whole Magic Skyway attraction at Disneyland at the conclusion of the fair...Disney decided to use just the dinosaurs from it as a bit of plussing of the railroad and its existing Grand Canyon Diorama.

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    Re: Quick question?

    Thanks Opus1guy - I was just coming back to clarify my over-simplified and not entirely accurate answer. Yours was much better.







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    Re: Quick question?

    Thanks for the clear up. Didn't they film a show inside the Primeval world diarama too?

    Didn't Claude Coats paint the back round of the Grand Canyon diarama?

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    Re: Quick question?

    Claude Coates, long known for his Background paintings for Disney Animated Features, and his blacklight painting in Fantasyland attractions and Rainbow Caverns Mine Train, did paint the large mural backdrop for the diorama. He also worked on the prehistoric setting in the Ford Magic Skyway exhibit.







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    Re: Quick question?

    Awesome. He's my 2nd favorite Imagineer.

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    Re: Quick question?

    Quote Originally Posted by barfownz View Post
    Didn't they film a show inside the Primeval world diarama too?
    I'm not 100% sure what you're asking there. But there was a Wonderful World of Color show called "Disneyland Goes To The Fair" or something like that where they showed the building of the same Magic Skyway dinosaurs that would later appear as Disneyland's Primeval World.

    Here's a fan tribute to Magic Skyway at the fair. Maybe it'll give you a better feel for how the dinosaurs first appeared and fit into that attraction before later coming to Disneyland:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgna1hj3jvA


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    Re: Quick question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Opus1guy View Post
    I'm not 100% sure what you're asking there. But there was a Wonderful World of Color show called "Disneyland Goes To The Fair" or something like that where they showed the building of the same Magic Skyway dinosaurs that would later appear as Disneyland's Primeval World.

    Here's a fan tribute to Magic Skyway at the fair. Maybe it'll give you a better feel for how the dinosaurs first appeared and fit into that attraction before later coming to Disneyland:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgna1hj3jvA


    Thats what i'm talking about.

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    Re: Quick question?

    Quote Originally Posted by barfownz View Post
    Awesome. He's my 2nd favorite Imagineer.
    Ok, I'll bite. Who's your favorite?
    Fight On! Beat the Bulldogs!

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    Re: Quick question?

    Quote Originally Posted by steamboatpete View Post
    Ok, I'll bite. Who's your favorite?
    Tony Baxter.

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    Re: Quick question?

    Quote Originally Posted by barfownz View Post
    Didn't Claude Coats paint the back round of the Grand Canyon diarama?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sambo
    Claude Coates, long known for his Background paintings for Disney Animated Features, and his blacklight painting in Fantasyland attractions and Rainbow Caverns Mine Train, did paint the large mural backdrop for the diorama. He also worked on the prehistoric setting in the Ford Magic Skyway exhibit.
    Perhaps the Primeval World background (though Wikipedia suggests he did that one too)...but not the Grand Canyon one, which was the question. That was painted by famed artist Delmer Yoakum, who in addition to being an acclaimed artist in his own right, did much work for movie studios and other Disney attraction background mural paintings.


    Delmer on the left, with another unknown artist/assistant, working on the Grand Canyon Diorama mural

    Claude Coats did work on the Grand Canyon attraction, but mainly in the area of concept, layout, and staging of the entire attraction as one of its Show Designers. Claude often hired Delmer to bring his concepts and concept art to life, "bigger than life."

    It's often a shame that the general public sometimes has no idea or is unappreciative of the high caliber of art (and artists) they are experiencing while in Disneyland.
    Last edited by Opus1guy; 03-05-2007 at 08:56 PM.

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